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The Photoshop 5/5.5 wow! book

Author: Linnea Dayton; Jack Davis
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : [Windows/Mac ed.]View all editions and formats
Demonstrates the computer graphics program's newest features and offers advice on using layer effects, save for Web commands, Adobe Imageready, adjustment layers, and lighting effects.

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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linnea Dayton; Jack Davis
ISBN: 0201353717 9780201353716
OCLC Number: 45064559
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. A Look at Photoshop 5 and 5.5. What's New? CPU, RAM, and Acceleration Virtual Memory. Working Smart. The History Palette. Changing Your View. Recovering. Automating with Actions. Color in Photoshop. Getting Consistent Color. Image Input. Storage and Transport of Files. Formats for Saving Files. Output. Proofing and Printing. Resolution, Pixel Depth, and File Size. Setting Up a Scan. Resampling in Photoshop. Gallery.2. Selections, Masks, Layers, and Channels. Making Selections .Selecting by Color. Selecting by Shape. Selecting by Shape and Color. Storing Selections. Alpha Channels. Modifying Selections Layers. Layer Masks. Clipping Groups. Type Layers. Layer Effects. Adjustment Layers. Exercising Layers. Applying Type and Layer Effects. Gallery.3. Enhancing Photos. Adjustment Layers. The Ultimate in Flexibility. Making Good Photos Look Better. Making Bad Photos Look Good. Converting from Color to Grayscale. Making a Mezzotint. Using an Image as a Halftone Dot. "Artistic" Noise.Dithering. Channel Mix-and-Match. Duotones and Other Tint Effects.Popping Color. Softening the Focus. Fixing a Problem Photo. Simulating Motion. "Hand-Tinting" a Portrait. Blurring for Attention. Retouching a Photo. Solarizing an Image. Color to Gray. Adding a Spot Color. A Custom Color Pring. Channel Mix Demos. Gallery.4. Montage and Collage. Choosing and Preparing Components. Making Seamless Transitions. Making Montages. Blending with Layer Masks. Assembling a Scene. Gallery.5. Using Filters. Sharpen. Blur. Noise. Render. Combining with Light.3D Labeling. Filter Demos. Gallery. 6. Painting. The Brushes Palette. Options for the Basic Painting Tools. The History Brush. The Art History Brush. The Pattern Stamp. The Rubber Stamp. The Gradient Tools. Making an Electronic "Woodcut". Coloring Line Art. "Hand-Painting" from History. Painting with Light. Art History Lessons. Gallery.7. Combining Photoshop and PostScript. Illustrator to Photoshop. Photoshop to Illustrator. Softening the PostScript Line. Coloring Clip Art.Gallery.8. Graphics Special Effects. Photoshop's Special Effects Tools. Choosing the Right Method. Using Layer Effects. Digital Embossing "by Hand". Photoshop and the Third Dimension. Casting a Shadow. Adding a Multicolor Glow. Lighting a Fire. Carving. Chiseled in Stone. Crystal Clear. Chrome Plating. Forging Steel. Gallery. Teaching and Study Guides.9. Photoshop and the Web. Establishing an Efficient Web Workflow. Planning art for the Web. Preparing Web Art in Photoshop. Using ImageReady. Making Buttons from Photos. "Onion-Skinning" a GIF Animation. Plastic Pushbuttons. Silhouettes, Soft Shadows, and Transparency.Gallery. Gallery. Image Collections. Contributing Artists and Photographers. Resources. Resources. Resources. Tutorial "Before" and "After" Image Files. Try-out Applications and Plug-ins. Actions. Gradients. Other Wow Goodies.
Responsibility: Linnea Dayton & Jack Davis.


This updated edition offers creative new techniques and time-saving tips for illustration, photo manipulation, and special effects using Photoshop 5 and 5.5. It covers multiple levels of undo,  Read more...


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